Adult Bible Studies

Sunday Morning Adult Class Offerings
If you wish to join us on Sunday mornings you can contact the church office, office@lafumc.org for a link.

 

Bible History 
 9:00 a.m. on Zoom and In-Person

The Bible History Class is a discussion class in which we seek to determine the meaning and application of scripture for our daily lives. We look at the context in which the scripture was written for better understanding.  Our discussions are Biblically directed, and we use a variety of literature to lead us. We often study the history and culture surrounding a Biblical story in order to better understand its meaning for us. 

Our current book study is He Chose the Nails by Max Lucado. In He Chose the Nails, Max Lucado observes that the last moments leading up to Jesus’ death were not left up to chance. God chose the path; he selected the nails. Our Lord planted the trio of crosses and painted the sign. God was never more sovereign than in the details of the death of his Son. And in those details are gifts Christ provided for us…the cross. The thorns. The nails. His seamless robe. The empty tomb.  

God didn’t have to give us all these things, you know. The only required act for our salvation was the shedding of blood, yet he did much more. So much more. 

In this Easter season study, Max will help you: 

  • Experience Lent as a time not to just give up something, but to prepare to receive good gifts from God. 
  • Take comfort that Jesus understands everything you face in this life. 
  • Receive the grace of Christ’s work for us, and cooperate with God’s work in us to make us more like him.  
  • Stand firm in the promise that you are forgiven, and you are welcome in God’s presence, no matter what you’ve done. 

Class leader: James Barefield                               Location: ZOOM 

 Inquirers Class 
11:30 a.m. Sundays on Zoom

This  class studies everything from prayer topics to religious history. We choose our books after receiving recommendations from others, or if someone wants to explore a topic. We vote on the topic by the tried and true button method, the book receiving the most buttons goes to the number one spot for the next book to study.

All are welcome to join our group for a particular study, one Sunday, or to become part of our little ‘family’ of believers.  

Our current book study is “Is God a Moral Monster?: Making Sense of the Old Testament God”  by Paul Copan.

The Inquirers Sunday school class will begin a new study on Sunday, April 24 called “Is God a Moral Monster?: Making Sense of the Old Testament God”  by Paul Copan.  Copan not only answers God’s critics, he also shows how to read both the Old and New Testaments faithfully, seeing an unchanging, righteous, and loving God in both.

The Inquirers are meeting at 11:30 on Zoom for the time being.  Email Carol Mead, cjmead@ansr.biz for a Zoom invitation.  Books are available at Amazon and as a Hoopla ebook at Mesa Public Library.

Class leader:  Bill & Carol Mead                            Location: ZOOM 

“Little Class”

Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. on Zoom.

The “Little Class” uses the Bible as its study guide. This discussion class attempts to take Biblical truths as presented by a variety of Bible versions and interpretations and apply those truths to the situation we find ourselves in each day.

We find it interesting that the Bible fathers warned us of many of the things we encounter in the world around us…that their insight into human frailties was incredibly accurate. We are often amazed at the life experiences that are freely shared by the class members.

Class leader: Jim Little                                            Location: Zoom